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sinker

[sing-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that sinks.
2.
a person employed in sinking, as one who sinks shafts.
3.
a weight, as of lead, for sinking a fishing line or net below the surface of the water.
4.
Slang. a doughnut or, sometimes, a biscuit or muffin.
5.
Also called sinkerball. Baseball. a pitched ball that curves downward sharply as it reaches the plate.

Origin:
1520–30; 1920–25 for def 4; 1925–30 for def 5; sink + -er1

sinkerless, adjective
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sinker (ˈsɪŋkə)
 
n
1.  a weight attached to a fishing line, net, etc, to cause it to sink in water
2.  a person who sinks shafts, etc
3.  (US) an informal word for doughnut
4.  hook, line, and sinker See hook

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